ESTA CPWG Standards Status Wiki

ESTA's Control Protocol Working Group has a lot of standards in progress, and I've found it very hard to keep track of them all.  So, I volunteered to the CPWG to create a Status Wiki, which shows where each standard is in its process or life style.  This wiki doesn't replace the minutes, but just summarizes their current status in an easy to ready (I hope) chart. You can find the whole thing here, and I plan to update it at least four times a year after the minutes for each meeting are released.  Please let me know any changes/corrections/additions.

Here's the current status, with the standards below are organized into several groups by functionality.


Digital MultipleX 512 (DMX)

  • ANSI E1.11 – 2008, Entertainment Technology - USITT DMX512-A, Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories Released 2008, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2013.
  • ANSI E1.27-1 – 2006, Entertainment Technology - Standard for Portable Control Cables for Use with USITT DMX512/1990 and E1.11 (DMX512-A) Products Released 2006, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2011.
  • ANSI E1.27-2 – 2009, Entertainment Technology - Recommended Practice for Permanently Installed Control Cables for Use with ANSI E1.11 (DMX512-A) and USITT DMX512/1990 Products Released 2009, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2014.

Remote Device Management (RDM)

  • ANSI E1.20 - 2006, Remote Device Management Under revision in 2010. In October 2010, CPWG approved revision, and the ESTA Board approved.
  • BSR E1.33, Extensions to E1.31 for Transport of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) See ACN section below.
  • BSR E1.37-1, Additional Message Sets for ANSI E1.20, Remote Device Management The first public review ran from 11 June 2010 through 26 July 2010. At the October, 2010 meeting, the CPWG voted to send the draft out for another public review.

Architecture for Control Networks (ACN)

  • ANSI E1.17 - 2006 Architecture for Control Networks Released in 2006, under revision in 2010. Public review of the revision ran from 9 July 2010 through 23 August 2010. CPWG approved its adoption as an American National Standard. Awaiting TSC approval of the revision as of October 2010.
  • ANSI E1.30-3 – 2009, EPI 25, Time Reference in ACN Systems Using SNTP and NTP. Currently released, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2014.
  • ANSI E1.30-7 – 2009, EPI 29, Allocation of Internet Protocol Version 4 Addresses to ACN Hosts. Currently released, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2014.
  • ANSI E1.30-10 – 2009, EPI 32, Identification of Draft Device Description Language Modules. Currently released, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2014.
  • BSR E1.30, Application level equipment interoperability for control of commonly encountered entertainment technology devices using E1.17 Under development as of October, 2010.
  • BSR E1.30-1, EPI 23 Device Identification Subdevice The ESTA Board had approved E1.30-1 at its October 2010 meeting.
  • BSR E1.30-2, EPI 24 Internet Protocol Properties Subdevice Task Group was optimistic in Nov 2009 that we would have a document for the April 2010 USITT meeting, but no progress was reported at the Jan 2010 session. At the Mar 2010 session, a draft document was promised for the Jul 2010 meeting. At the Jul 2010 meeting, a draft document was promised for the Oct 2010 meeting.
  • BSR E1.30-4, EPI 26, (DDL) Extensions for DMX512 and E1.31 Devices Now published on the ESTA website.
  • ANSI E1.30-7 – 2009, EPI 29, Allocation of Internet Protocol Version 4 Addresses to ACN Hosts Released in 2009, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2014.
  • BSR E1.30-8, EPI 30 Time Code Properties Task Group was originally optimistic in Nov 2009 that a draft resolution document would be available for the Jan 2010 meeting, however this slipped to Jul 2010 in the Jan 2010 meeting. At the Mar 2010 session, the Task Group was working towards a document for the Jul 2010 meeting but thought this might be unlikely. At the Jul 2010 meeting the task group had no forward progress to report and were working towards having a draft document for the Jan 2011 meeting.
  • BSR E1.30-9, EPI 31 MIDI System Exclusive Properties Task Group was originally optimistic in Nov 2009 that a draft resolution document would be available for the Jan 2010 meeting, however this had been slipped to the Mar 2010 meeting. At the Mar 2010 session, the Task Group committed to a document for the Jul 2010 meeting. At the Jul 2010 meeting the task group reported much forward progress at their meetings and were working towards having a draft document for the Jan 2011 meeting.
  • ANSI E1.30-10 – 2009, EPI 32, Identification of Draft Device Description Language Modules Released in 2009, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2014.
  • BSR E1.30-11, EPI 33, MetaData Device Identification Subdevice Progress report from the Task Group. At the Mar 2010 session the Task Group reported forward progress on this document. At the Jul 2010 meeting the task group reported much forward progress at their Jul meetings and were working towards having a draft document for the Mar 2011 meeting.
  • BSR E1.30-12, EPI 34, E1.31 Universe Synchronization Under development in 2010. At the March 2010 session the Task Group reported no progress on this document.
  • ANSI E1.31 – 2009, Entertainment Technology – Lightweight streaming protocol for transport of DMX512 using ACN Released in 2009 and under revision in 2010. The first public review ran from July 11-26 2010; this public review was accepted at the October 2010 meeting and put out again for a second public review.
  • BSR E1.33, Extensions to E1.31 for Transport of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) Under development in 2010, draft anticipated by January 2011.

Other Protocols

  • ANSI E1.3 – 2001 (R2006), Entertainment Technology - Lighting Control Systems - 0 to 10V Analog Control Specification Released, up for revision, reaffirmation or withdrawal in 2011.